One marshmallow NOW instead of two later
Day 24, Friday: Your top 3 worst traits
In order to not be biased in my own opinion, I asked my boyfriend to tell me my 3 worst traits. Initially, he was reluctant to even get close to the topic – smart move. However, after a lot of “I’ll not get upset – I can take it – I’m mature enough”, he reluctantly started to talk. and talk. and talk …. Enough. I said 3 traits NOT all the nitty gritty details and examples. Boy, guys really don’t posses the delicate balance knowing when-to-stop.
1. Talk-too-much: horrible guy! Just because he is a “mute bottle” (swedish saying that make absolutely no sense in English). Okey, let’s disect this piece by piece. It’s true that I’m sociable and love chatting with people. I admit there has been a couple occasions where I accidentally revealed a little-too-much. But seriously, who doesn’t once in a while? Rather than saying I talk too much – I can admit to being too naive – sometimes trusting people who should not be trusted. Example; ten years back in time, me and my boyfriend at the time were in Chamonix the Alps for a couple of months. Both were looking for work, which turned out quite difficult. None of us spoke French and the place was packed of young people keen to earn extra money. At some point, my boyfriend found a job that seemed like a good match. I was super excited and did not think twice about sharing the great news with our South African neighbour. My boyfriend was not very pleased to hear who I shared the news with as he know what I didn’t – that this guy could not be trusted. Feeling like to biggest fool ever, suddenly there was no job for my BF while our neighbour got it instead.
2. Sloppy: hmmm … I don’t agree with this either and blame my boyfriend of being a cleanoholic. Actually, in my family I’m considered to be the tidy one so don’t believe this. However, I have a tendency to postpone and procrastinate small tasks until they eventually pile up into never ending lists. So yes, there are sometimes clothes, notes and fabric laying around. That’s not being sloppy is it?
3. Want things in the moment: Yes. This I can absolutely relate to. I don’t posses the virtue called patience. It’s embarrassing to admit but I’m really trying to work on it. Ever heard about the Stanford marshmallow experiment? In short, a bunch of kids were offered the choice between a immediate reward like a marshmallow or cookie, or two rewards if they waited additional 15 minutes. The conclusion to this was that the kids who were able to wait longer for the reward tended to have better life outcomes. Without doubt, I would have grabbed the marshmallow directly – why wait if you can enjoy in the present? Yes, you are right boyfriend, me and patience has never been good buddies. But we are working on it. And who knows. Perhaps one day, I will be able to wait for the second marshmallow.
Day 1, Wednesday: The story of your life in 250 words or less (or one paragraph… no one will be counting your words… probably)
Day 2, Thursday: Educate us on something you know alot about or are good at. Take any approach you’d like (serious and educational or funny and sarcastic)
Day 3, Friday: Things that make you uncomfortable
Day 4, Saturday: Favorite quote (from a person, from a book, etc) and why you love it
Day 5, Sunday: Publicly profess your love and devotion for one of your blogger friends. What makes them great? Why do you love them? If you don’t have blogger friends, talk about a real-life friend or even a family member
Day 6, Monday: If you couldn’t answer with your job, how would you answer the question, ‘what do you do’?
Day 7, Tuesday: The thing(s) you’re most afraid of
Day 8, Wednesday: A piece of advice you have for others. Anything at all.
Day 9, Thursday: A moment in your day (this can be just a photo or both a photo and words)
Day 10, Friday: Most embarrassing moment (s). Spill.
Day 11, Saturday: Sell yourself in 10 words or less
Day 12, Sunday: What do you miss? (a person, a thing, a place, a time of your life…)
Day 13, Monday: Issue a public apology. This can be as funny or as serious or as creative as you want it to be.
Day 14, Tuesday: Ten things that make you really happy
Day 15, Wednesday: A Day in the life (include photos from throughout your typical day – this could be “a photo an hour” if you’d like)
Day 16, Thursday: Something difficult about your “lot in life” and how you’re working to overcome it
Day 17, Friday: A favorite photo of yourself and why
Day 18, Saturday: Tell a story from your childhood. Dig deep and try to be descriptive about what you remember and how you felt.
Day 19, Sunday: Five of your favorite blogs and what you love about them
Day 20, Monday: Get real. Share something you’re struggling with right now.
Day 21, Tuesday: A list of links to your favourite posts in your archives
Day 22, Wednesday: Rant about something. Get up on your soapbox and tell us how you really feel. (a pet peeve, a current event, a controversial topic, something your husband or roommate or neighbor or boss does that really ticks you off)
Day 23, Thursday: Things you’ve learned that school won’t teach you
Day 24, Friday: Your top 3 worst traits
Day 25, Saturday: Something someone told you about yourself that you’ll never forget (good or bad)
Day 26, Sunday: Something you read online. Leave a link and discuss, if you’d like.
Day 27, Monday: A letter to your readers
Day 28, Tuesday: Only pictures
Day 29, Wednesday: Five songs or pieces of music that speak to you or bring back memories. Use Grooveshark or YouTube to include them in the post
Day 30, Thursday: React to this term: Letting Go
Day 31, Friday: A vivid memory